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Rapid Response Intern, Kelly for New Hampshire

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016 by jasimmon

Do you want the chance to gain national exposure for your work? 

Do you want to learn how top campaigns capitalize on news developments in real time? 

Do you want experience translating complex policy proposals into concise messages that sway the public?

Then you should apply to be a Rapid Response Intern with Kelly for New Hampshire.

This isn’t your typical internship. You’ll be a key team member on the top U.S. Senate race in the country and build a skill set that’s in high demand in national politics.

Job Brief

We are committed to building a personal connection with voters across New Hampshire via both traditional press and new media. The goal is to capture U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte’s (R-NH) engaging personality and her strong leadership and to highlight contrast points with our opponent.

The Rapid Response Intern will contribute to this effort through policy research, press releases and fact sheets, and informational campaigns online.


  •  Internalize both candidates’ records and policy proposals and act as a resource for the communications and digital teams
  • Assist in monitoring news coverage, press releases, and social media
  • Assist in drafting informational content for the press and voters
  • Identify opportunities to capitalize on items in the news and real world developments
  • Develop new messaging themes based upon developments in the race


The ideal candidate will possess:

  •  Strong research skills and a detail-oriented mindset
  •  Strong writing skills and an artistic eye
  •  An interest in national politics and/or policy
  •  Professionalism and willingness to work in a collaborative team environment

If you are interested, please submit a resume, references, and a writing sample to Thomas Reiker at

Volunteer PR Intern, Blackjack Sailing

Posted on: February 12th, 2016 by ewrobins

Blackjack Sailing is entering its first summer of youth sailing day camps on Lake Sardis.

As the PR – Campaign Coordinator, your responsibilities will include the following tasks.

-Design community-wide advertising and awareness campaign to enroll campers ages 7 to 18.
-Design community-wide fundraising campaign to sponsor campers requiring financial assistance.
-(not required)- Assist with creating a promotional video and taking new photos for our website.

This opportunity is from February to May and will require approximately 30 hours.

Contact Joe Sabatier at for more information.

US Army Internships, Fort Knox, KY

Posted on: January 20th, 2016 by jasimmon

The U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, KY has summer internship opportunities for journalism, photojournalism, social media, broadcasting and marketing students.  We are looking for 30 motivated students to cover ROTC Cadet summer training at Fort Knox from May thru August.  It is open to students who will be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors.  Deadline for applications is February 26th.

Student’s direct supervisor for the internship is Mr. Richard Patterson, Deputy Chief of Public Affairs for Cadet Command.  Mr. Patterson has over 16 years of experience as a Public Affairs Officer for the US Army and recently retired from active duty as the former Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs.

This is not a paid internship. However, students will be reimbursed for their travel expenses to and from their home and Fort Knox.  Additionally, they will receive a meal stipend to help cover costs for food.  There is an Army Dining Facility where interns may choose to eat.  Housing will be provided on Fort Knox at no cost to the students, living in two-, three-person rooms in Army barracks near the training area.   Students will be required to coordinate their travels thru the Cadet Command Public Affairs Office to ensure they will be reimbursed.  During field operations, interns will cover events in a variety of weather conditions.

All applicants must have a driver’s license, and should be reasonably fit to withstand demanding physical requirements of covering the training. While students may not be in the Army, they are expected to respect authority, to be drug-free during the summer, and to recognize the non-confrontational/investigative nature of their reporting.

Students will gain valuable experience, be supervised by experienced cadre, and have the  opportunity to interact with college students from across the nation who are training to become Army officers.  Likewise, this is an excellent opportunity for those who want to become a “military beat” reporter or work in the communications and marketing career field.

To apply, students can send their packets to Packets will only be accepted electronically and should include a cover letter, resume, and demo DVD of recent work.

If students have questions concerning the internship feel free to contact Mr. Richard Patterson at the number or email below.

Richard T. Patterson

Deputy PAO

U.S. Army Cadet Command

Fort Knox, KY 40121

(502) 624-5277

Fed Ex Internship, Dallas/Memphis

Posted on: November 20th, 2015 by jasimmon
Company FedEx Services
Job ID 1801212BR Dallas
1801213BR Memphis
Title Intern Marketing/Communications
Position Summary and Essential Duties This is a 10-week assignment for students pursuing a college degree. Assignments are directly related to intern’s academic degree. Under direct supervision, performs duties as assigned. Student participates in a number of organized events providing visibility into the overall operations of FedEx.
Job Specific Information Full-time internship opportunity available in the Memphis, TN area from June 2016 to August 2016.
Under close supervision, the successful candidate will assist with a strategic focus area within one of the following organizations: Brand Engagement Marketing, Corporate Communications, Customer Engagement Marketing, Customer Experience Marketing, Digital Access Marketing, Global Parcel Marketing, Retail Marketing, and/or Strategy and Innovation.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Ability to synthesize large volumes of data (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Strong analytical, communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to work productively and proactively, both independently or as part of a team.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge and/or experience developing marketing collateral and digital content.
  • Knowledge of user experience with websites and interfaces.
  • Formal or informal marketing, consulting, project management, or strategy experience.

Possess the following qualities:

  • Entrepreneurial, innovative approach and strong initiative.
  • Critical thinking and thought leadership.
  • Strong personal drive and demonstrated leadership.
  • Demonstrated relationship building and strong collaboration and communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Shown flexibility, planning, and problem solving skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Project/product management skills.
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail.

Domicile Location:
The Memphis, TN and Dallas, TX areas.
Relocation assistance not available


Knowledge / Skills / Abilities Considered a Plus The following are considered a plus.

  • Enrollment as undergraduate at junior year or above in Business, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Advertising, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Product Management, Sports Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Data Analytics, Statistics, Finance, Economics, Communications, or other related major. Students currently enrolled in a similar graduate level program may also be considered.
  • Ideally, plans to graduate within 12 months of completing the internship and available for full-time employment.

Resume should include the following information:

  • College address and permanent home address.
  • Permanent email address.
  • Telephone number.

The following regarding the degree you are currently pursuing:

  • Name of college/university.
  • Degree (For example, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctorate).
  • Major and/or minor.
  • Overall GPA.
  • Major GPA.
  • Date of intended graduation (Month and year).

PR/Marketing Intern, Oxford

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by ewrobins

Local established author looking for a self-motivated PR/marketing intern who would like to gain direct experience as she launches her third novel (The Feathered Bone releases January 26, 2016). Hours are flexible and telecommuting is great.

Projects may include the following tasks:

  • Expand reach through social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.)
  • Maintain readership database and create/distribute e-newsletter via Constant Contact
  • Write/edit bonus content (this varies greatly and includes everything from a cookbook to blogposts, etc.)
  • Write/edit/distribute press releases as launch nears
  • Pitch/write/edit magazine articles to expand readership
  • Update website
  • Help with some of the outgoing mail/email

This internship offers no financial compensation, but you can gain lots of experience, possible letters of recommendation, and plenty of resume-building opportunities.

Contact: Julie Cantrell

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author

Into the Free and When Mountains Move


Online Marketing Intern, Premier Properties of Oxford

Posted on: August 12th, 2015 by ewrobins

Premier Properties of Oxford, a local realtor who also markets Castle Hill in Oxford (see, is looking for an intern to help with online marketing for that facility. Pay and number of hours weekly will be determined.

For more information, contact: Steve Vassallo, Realtor with Premier Properties of Oxford and Exclusive Marketing Rep for Castle Hill, at 985-852-7745 or

Marketing Communications Internship, Nashville — Year round

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by alysia


This is a paid internship.

Marketing Communications / Business Administration Assistant

PURPOSE: Marketing, communication & administration for our company – Paid Training – Travel Opportunities -Management for those that qualify

-Implementation of marketing plans, including product positioning, campaign strategies, and market strategy insights.
-Discovery of strategic business opportunities through cross function collaboration with sales, HR, etc.
-Marketing opportunity for revenue
-Provide product/service support in order to establish proper channels of information and communication.
-Responsible for branding, advertising, trade shows, company events and promotional collateral
-Work with management on projects dealing with media relations, business communications, success stories

These are personal traits that will best help the associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Stress Tolerance – Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Integrity – Job requires being honest and ethical.
Initiative – Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Leadership – Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
Achievement/Effort – Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
Dependability – Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Social Orientation – Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
Attention to Detail – Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Cooperation – Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Candidate must be very articulate, have a sense of humor, easygoing, but very disciplined. We need a culture fit!


-Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, Advertising or Journalism
-Minimum (0) zero to (5) five years of relevant experience in marketing management with proven success, however we offer paid training
-Must have wide range of experience and understanding of the marketing including product positioning, pricing, promotions, market research, sales and distribution.
-Should be a proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently. Need strong ability to set priorities, solve problems, and be resourceful under pressure.
-Experience working with agency/client partners, exhibiting the ability to generate maximum return through effective marketing strategies and direction.

Local Multiple-Platform Internships

Posted on: September 24th, 2013 by alysia

Oxford-based is seeking juniors and seniors for internships.

-Interns are required to submit a minimum of two stories per month
-Students must have a serious interest/experience in the following: writing, graphic design, broadcast, multimedia, photography or integrated marketing
-Students will be managed and adhere to the rules set forth by the news editor and student editor and coordinator. is a professional news publication and as such we expect our interns to perform to their best ability. We will train you, give you the tools you need to succeed and help you prepare for your field. If you would like to just freelance with us that is also an option we welcome. This includes any topic of interest that covers on a daily basis (from sports to entertainment).

Contact Victoria Boatman (Student Editor and Coordinator) –

Scripps Howard Internships — Offered Year-round

Posted on: September 24th, 2013 by alysia
Want to really ramp up your employability? The Scripps Howard Foundation offers multiple internship opportunities around the calendar and around the world. The highly sought-after internships are based in Washington, D.C.

Follow the link:

Journalism Internship Guidelines and Forms

Posted on: September 19th, 2012 by alysia

You must fill out the internship forms, submit them and verify that you are enrolled before you begin your internship.

You will not be able to receive credit for an internship you have already completed or for one that is in progress.

Download the forms here